Cruising with a heart: Princess Cruises Donates $832,000 to the American Heart Association

Another charitable act:  This past week, Princess Cruises presented a check to the American Heart Association (AHA) for $832,000.  (You may remember that I posted about this “Cruising for a Cause” fundraising cruise in  February.) These substantial funds were by a donation taken from each guest’s cruise fare, which the line then matched at 100 percent. Here’s what the line has to say about the donation: “ ‘We are pleased to have presented such an enlightening cruise experience, …

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Cruising For a Cause donates $600,000 to veteran’s charities

You may remember reading about Princess’ “Cruising For a Cause” efforts here on my blog, and I thought I’d pass along the results of the fundraising efforts from last November’s cruise, designed to assist veterans. This cruise raised $600,000, which has been divided equally between Operation Homefront and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.  These funds were raised by matching a portion of each passenger’s cruise fare, and a variety of other fundraising activities during sailing itself onboard …

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Princess and the American Heart Association- Cruising for a Cause

Princess began a program back in 2012 called “Cruising for a Cause”, which is their support of different charities.  There’s a Veteran’s Cruise going at this very moment (4-day Western Caribbean cruise onboard Caribbean Princess® November 5 – 9, 2013) whose goal is to raise up to $1 million for U.S. Veterans organizations. Next on the initiative’s agenda is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  It’s goal, too, is to raise $1 million, this time in …

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Princess Cruises- Their “Cruising for A Cause” Initiative

I always like to make note of the cruise lines’ altruistic endeavors when I come across them, and here’s one that’s worth mentioning; Princess launched an initiative in 2012 that dedicates an entire sailing to support a charitable cause. Princess has two cruises coming up that are dedicated to funding important charities, and you can help (plus, reap some benefits)! Here’s how: If you choose to take one (or both) of these cruises, a portion your cruise …

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Princess: Supporting hearts on Valentine’s Day

Today, Princess Cruises announced their 2nd charity cruise — Cruising for a Cause: Princess Has Heart. Following a positive response to their last charity cruise, the line has scheduled a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise departing February 10, 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale. This cruise is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, helping to fund it’s work to promote healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  (Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United …

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